Claire Taylor, a 41-year-old mother of two, was fatally injured when she was hit by a car when out jogging on 27 December 2016. This week, motorist Chantel Macbain, aged-26, goes on trial at Ipswich Crown Court.
Macbain denies causing death by dangerous driving and has told the jury she lost control of her car in Great Bradley, swerving acorss the road before the crash.
In the collision with the car, Taylor, who lived in the village of Great Bradley, was catapulted 35m by the impact of the crash, which took place on the B1061. Forensic collision investigator, PC Jeff Cribb told the jury Taylor was running on or near the verge when Macbain lost control of the car, swerved across the right-hand lane, before over-steering and mounting the grass verge on the other side of the road, hitting Taylor.
Cribb told the court: “the point of impact [with Mrs Taylor] was on the verge, or very close to the verge.” He said there were patches of ice on the road when he arrived at the scene at around midday and estimated the car was travelling around 40mph when the collision took place. The trial continues.
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